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Forum first pilot project on authorisation finds only three cases of non-compliance

ECHA/NI/16/08

The aim of the project was to check compliance with the REACH Regulation on the marketing and use of MDA and Musk xylene. Out of 421 inspections, only three non-compliances were found.

Helsinki, 24 February 2016 – The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement conducted the pilot project, that was limited to a compliance check of two substances: Musk xylene and 4,4'-Diamoniodiphenylmethane (MDA). The substances have the earliest sunset date (21 August 2014) in Annex XIV under REACH.

18 Member States participated in the pilot project and a total of 421 inspections were carried out. In total, three non-compliances in reference to Article 56 of REACH were found and adequate measures, such as written advice, an administrative order and a fine, were taken.

The project has been a successful first step towards the enforcement of authorisation under REACH.
 

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